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Earth Wind & Tyre

An epic two-day 200-mile charity cycle challenge. Join us in June and pedal to end energy poverty!
Event info
Sat 25/06/2016, 09:00
Emily Jesshope. 01273 234 801. Email:

Established in 2015 by Renewable World, Earth Wind & Tyre is an epic 200-mile charity cycle challenge taking place over two days. The bespoke route starts in Durham and ends in Edinburgh, passing ten onshore wind farms along the way. The scenic ride goes through Northumberland, the Scottish Borders and East Lothian before reaching the finishing line on the iconic Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

Our well-stocked feed stations for riders to recharge and grab a flapjack (or two), combined with the overnight stay at the half-way point of Kielder Water and the celebratory post-race gathering in Edinburgh, make for a weekend of cycling camaraderie and memories to keep long after your aching muscles have recovered! With leg-testing climbs and euphoric views and descents all the way to Edinburgh, it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved.

Fundraising is an integral part of the event, and cyclists are asked to commit to a minimum fundraising target on behalf of Renewable World. Last year, 47 riders raised £54,000 for Renewable World’s work, bringing renewable energy systems to remote communities in developing nations.  The proceeds of the ride will go directly towards Renewable World’s projects, providing some of the world’s most vulnerable communities with a long-term route out of poverty.

The route covers approximately 100 miles per day.


£99 registration fee includes:

Earth Wind & Tyre cycling jersey
Overnight accommodation in Kielder Water
Marked Route
First aiders and motor marshall support on route
Well-stocked feed stations every 20 miles (approximately)
Earth Wind & Tyre 2016 Medal
Post-ride meal and drinks gathering in Edinburgh


Provisional start times: 09:00AM start both days. Day 1: start from Durham. Day 2: start from Kielder Water.


Join us in June and pedal to end energy poverty! Download a registration form here and return by email to: events [at] 

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